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India Has Potential To Take World Back To Eco-Friendly Toys: PM Modi

While launching the country’s first toy fair, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged toy makers to use such things that can be recycled

India Has Potential To Take World Back To Eco-Friendly Toys: PM Modi
Highlights
  • India Toy Fair 2021 was launched in Delhi on February 27
  • The country has prepared a National Toy Action Plan: PM Modi
  • India has created some of the most popular games like Chess, ludo: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (February 27) said that the ancient toy culture of the country reflects the practice of reuse and recycling, which is part of the Indian lifestyle, and added that India has the potential to take the world back to eco-friendly toys. Speaking at the India Toy Fair 2021 in Delhi, the Prime Minister said the government has prepared a National Toy Action Plan.

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It includes 15 ministries and departments to make the industry competitive, Aatmanirbhar, and to provide it with a global platform.

This first Toy Fair is not just a business or economic event. This program is a link to strengthen the country’s age-old culture of sports and gaiety. India toy culture is as old as the Indus Valley Civilization. The world has studied the toys of the Mohenjo-Daro and Harappan era, he said.

The Prime Minister said that India has given the world some of the most popular games like Chess and ludo.

Chess, which is so popular in the world today, was earlier played in India as ‘Chaturanga or Chaduranga’. Modern Ludo was played as ‘Pachisi’. In our scriptures too, there are descriptions of young lord Ram, and lord Krishna’s toys, he added.

PM Modi said that even today Indian toys are simpler and cheaper than western toys and appealed to the manufacturers to make toys that are better for both ecology and psychology.

Try to use less plastic in toys. Use such things that can be recycled, he stated.

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The Prime Minister also said Indian toys contain elements of science, entertainment and psychology. Giving an example he said,

Take Lattu (top) as an example. When children learn to play with Lattu, they learn about gravity and balance. In the same way, a child playing with a slingshot inadvertently starts learning basics about kinetic energy and potential energy. Puzzle toys develop strategic thinking and problem-solving thinking.

PM Modi stated that the new National Education Policy also incorporates play-based and activity-based education.

This is an education system in which logical and creative thinking can be increased in children through riddles and games. Special attention has been given to this, he said.

The Prime Minister asserted that in the field of toys, India has tradition and technology coupled with concepts and competence.

We can take the world back towards eco-friendly toys. The National Toy Action Plan has been prepared which includes 15 ministries and departments to make the industry competitive, Aatmanirbhar and take India’s toys to the world, he stated.

He added that the demand for ‘Made in India’ and ‘Handmade in India’ is gradually increasing in the world and today people not only buy toys as a product but also to connect with the experience associated with it.

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(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,44,325

41,396 32

63,64,027

1,38,902 32

Kerala

46,41,587 11,699

1,57,733 6,122

44,59,193 17,763

24,661 58

Karnataka

29,73,899 504

12,833 409

29,23,320 893

37,746 20

Tamil Nadu

26,58,923 1,657

17,261 24

26,06,153 1,662

35,509 19

Andhra Pradesh

20,47,459 618

12,482 566

20,20,835 1,178

14,142 6

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,778 6

176 0

16,86,712 6

22,890

West Bengal

15,66,865 472

7,584 99

15,40,530 556

18,751 15

Delhi

14,38,746 32

366 5

14,13,295 37

25,085

Odisha

10,24,764 444

5,102 214

10,11,482 653

8,180 5

Chhattisgarh

10,05,269 27

282 3

9,91,423 30

13,564

Rajasthan

9,54,316 13

86 9

9,45,276 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,872 21

142 9

8,15,648 30

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,504 8

118 2

7,81,868 6

10,518

Haryana

7,70,825 7

329 6

7,60,686 13

9,810

Bihar

7,25,947 3

57 11

7,16,230 14

9,660

Telangana

6,65,284 216

4,585 27

6,56,785 241

3,914 2

Punjab

6,01,538 38

284 2

5,84,747 35

16,507 1

Assam

6,01,031 412

4,587 42

5,90,593 362

5,851 8

Jharkhand

3,48,198 4

79 1

3,42,986 5

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,504 14

218 8

3,35,893 22

7,393

Jammu And Kashmir

3,29,125 117

1,513 1

3,23,190 118

4,422

Himachal Pradesh

2,18,523 209

1,730 16

2,13,124 225

3,669

Goa

1,76,145 50

862 56

1,71,980 106

3,303

Puducherry

1,26,127 37

866 35

1,23,423 72

1,838

Manipur

1,20,000 116

2,111 14

1,16,042 129

1,847 1

Mizoram

90,539 1,846

15,843 358

74,394 1,481

302 7

Tripura

84,085 19

275 3

82,999 22

811

Meghalaya

80,897 108

1,752 125

77,750 230

1,395 3

Chandigarh

65,217 7

44 3

64,354 4

819

Arunachal Pradesh

54,395 43

319 4

53,802 47

274

Sikkim

31,291 25

601 11

30,303 35

387 1

Nagaland

31,167 17

426 19

30,078 35

663 1

Ladakh

20,786 5

148 8

20,431 13

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

0 0

10,666

4

Lakshadweep

10,361

5 0

10,305

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,619 1

11 2

7,479 3

129

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